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Qatar mulls 7MW wind turbine project

A plot of land has already been earmarked for the wind turbine project in the northern areas of the country and it is expected to be the first of its kind in a GCC country

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Qatar has completed a study to set up a wind turbine with a capacity to produce seven megawatt (MW) of electricity in the northern part of the country, said a senior official from utility distributor, Kahramaa.

“A plot of land has already been earmarked for the project in the northern areas of the country,” said Abdul Aziz Ahmed Al Hammadi, Head of the Tarsheed, the national electricity and water conservation programme of Kahramaa.

The wind turbine project will be the first of its kind in a GCC country, Al Hammadi told Al Sharq on the sidelines of a meeting of a working team of renewable energy held at the headquarters of Arab League in Cairo, reported The Peninsula

“We have also planned to build the highest wind turbine in the world with a height of 135 meters,” said Al Hammadi.

“We are working to produce at least two percent renewable energy of our total consumption to reduce the dependence on gas and petrol-fired power plants and to meet the lofty objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030,” he added. “Renewable energy will be our top priority in future. Several studies have been conducted to launch solar power plants in the country. Three solar power plant projects are already in the pipeline. Work on one of them will begin next year.”

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